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Great choice of selected wines, and locally brewed bottled fine ales and beers.

Wines

Our wines are carefully selected to offer all our customers the best choice of quality and value for money – we work very closely with our wine merchant EWGA Ltd to ensure only the best wines from around the world are available to you.

Beers

In recognition of great wealth of local beers in South Lakeland we provide and promote a range of local beers to complement your food, many of which are award winners. At The Priest Hole you can now expect the same attention to detail with the service of beers as you find with wine, with a full description and tasting notes when you purchase a glass of beer.

Haley Barton, Cumbrian Legendary Ales said “It’s great that Nicola & Katie have chosen to sell our  Lowswater Gold ‘Champion Golden Ale of Britain 2011’ and I am sure their promotion of the beers will be a great success”

Coniston Bluebird BitterHawkshead Brodies PrimeUlverston Flying ElephantsHawkshead Lakeland GoldHawkshead RedLangdaleUlverston Laughing GravyLowswater GoldOliver's Light AleUlverston Lonesome Pine

10 OF THE BEST LOCAL BEERS AND ALES

"May your glass be ever full. May the roof over your head be always strong, and may you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you're dead."
- old Irish toast

Please hover over a label to see a description of the beer.

Bluebird Bitter alc 4.2% vol- brewed by Coniston Brewing Company Ltd.

This is an exceedingly pale, with just a hint of colour from the crystal malt with an orange fruit aroma and a great balance of biscuity malt.

Brodies Prime alc 4.9% vol- brewed by Hawkshead Brewery.

This is a well- hopped dark premium beer, with an unusual medley of flavours; the dry roasted edge from chocolate malt is followed by surprising fruitiness from a traditional and modern porter. Brodies prime is named after the founder of Hawkshead Brewery.

Flying Elephants alc 3.7% vol- brewed by Ulverston Brewing Company.

A pale, golden beer with soft fruit flavours followed by a smooth, malty finish. Ulverston's beer names are taken from the world – renowned work of Laurel and Hardy. One half of the duo, Laurel is Ulverston's most famous son.

Hawkshead Lakeland Gold alc 4.4% vol- brewed by Hawkshead Brewery.

Hoppy, bitter, refreshing golden ale with citrus flavours, from first gold and cascade hops, beer with a good balance and great for real beer drinkers.

Hawkshead Red alc 4.4% vol- brewed by Hawkshead Brewery.

Bitter- sweet rich red ale, sweet malt with a flavour from dark crystal malt with a long dry finish and an easy drinking strength. (Winning silver at the international beer challenger 2010, CAMRA champion best bitter of Cumbria 2009).

Langdale alc 4.0% vol- brewed by Cumbrian Legendary Ales.

A fruity refreshing bitter with an amazing orange citrus flavour and a long bitter finish Cumbrian Legendary Ales is based on the west side of Esthwaite water near Hawkshead.

Laughing Gravy alc 4.0% vol- brewed by Ulverston Brewing Company.

A light, copper beer with a balance between malt and hops, leaving a thirst-quenching aftertaste. Ulverston's beer names are taken from the world-renowned work of Laurel and Hardy. One half of the duo, Laurel is Ulverston's most famous son.

Loweswater Gold alc 4.3% vol- brewed by Cumbrian Legendary Ale.

Golden ale made with mainly lager malts and German hops producing a tropical fruit aroma and flavour. (The winner of the best golden ale in Britain 2011 and SIBA north champion bottled beer 2010).

Oliver's Light Ale alc 3.4%vol- brewed by Coniston Brewing Company Ltd.

This commemorative beer is a light straw coloured, easy drinking mild, subtly hopped with Whitebread's Golding variety hop and brewed using only the finest malt. (Silver medal in Cumbrian micro challenge 2008).

Lonesome Pine 4.2% alc - brewed by Ulverston Brewing Company.

A pale, honey beer with sweet malts followed by tangy citrus fruits. Refreshing all the year round